Roberto Clemente Game-Used Bat

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Today we have a deep dive into a 1965-68 Roberto Clemente Game-Used Bat that is IPOing on Collectable Thursday, July 1st at 8 PM EST.

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About the Asset

This is a game-used Roberto Clemente bat dated from between 1965-1968 that has been graded GU 9 by PSA/DNA. The bat has not been tied to a specific season, but that stretch represented the peak of Clemente’s career – he won the batting title in 1965, the MVP in 1966 and was even better in 1967, winning another batting title (but finished 3rd in the MVP voting). This exact bat was bought by the consignor (presumably) from Goldin in March for $24,000.

Importantly, this is the 2nd Clemente game-used bat offered on a fractional platform — a 1959 game-used bat graded PSA/DNA GU 10 was offered on Rally Road, IPOing last October. It opened with a $70,000 market cap but has slid all the way down to a $30,000 market cap in the last trading window on April 1st. It opens again for trading next week on July 7th.

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About the Drop

This asset will drop on Collectable at 8 PM EST on July 1st for $29,975. There is no retained equity. Collectable has been scheduling their assets for trading around 60-90 days after the IPO funds and from that point it trades every day from 3 PM-4 PM EST.

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About Roberto Clemente

Wyatt wrote about Clemente here — in sum, he was a Hall of Fame outfielder, perhaps the greatest Latino player of all time, possessor of a legendary throwing arm and tragically died young in a plane crash on a humanitarian mission. A towering figure in baseball history.

Recent Sales and Current Valuation

Inferred Value – $19K-$30K

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Category Strength

The sports memorabilia category had a -8% ROI in Q1 2021.

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Keep in mind you will have the ability to invest in a better asset (a GU 10 from an earlier year) at a similar price point next week at Rally Road.

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Adam Katz

Adam Katz

Adam is a lawyer and real estate investor with a finance background. His diverse job experience includes stints in a MLB front office, a major global law firm and the real estate investment fund he co-founded. He is bringing his well-honed research and valuation skills to the world of fractional investing. Born and raised in San Francisco, he currently lives in Brooklyn with his dog, a pit bull mix named Beaux.

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